Friday, March 13, 2009

Bernie Lincicome wastes no time writing again

As promised, Bernie Lincicome has quickly transitioned from a columnist at the former Rocky Mountain News to one of the more highly talented bloggers you're going to run across.

Bernie's blog is here.

And Phil Rosenthal's Chicago Tribune story on it is here.

I consider Bernie a mentor, somebody that had a profound impact on my entire career. He's also a hell of a read and worth checking out regularly.

Note to Bernie: The death of the Rockie = bad thing. The new freedom you have to write about whatever the hell you want = good thing.


Anonymous said...

When Bernie was in Chicago, he was the typical dim, bitter sportswriter. I don't miss him at all.

Also, I see you are blathering again about stupid policies. Now you seem to think newspapers should openly discriminate against people who are unmarried and/or don't have kids.

I've been at two newspapers that did that very thing. The idea that people's schedules or employment status should be dictated by things that are none of the company's business is yet another sign that you are simply an industry shill, too afraid to address any of the major problems.


I don't think it should be a major factor, actually. But if it comes down to an absolutely equal choice, no other factors being considered, then why not make sure the kids get taken care of? But you're right, it should not be a significant part of making personnel decisions.

Not sure what I'm afraid of -- I guess that's your tag for somebody whose opinions about the business don't mirror yours.

As for Bernie, we'll simply agree to disagree, I guess. He was a good friend and mentor to me, and I also think he's very good at what he does.


Oh, one other thing: Bernie might be a lot of things: "dim" isn't one of them.

Anonymous said...

His writing was pretty dim in Chicago, especially at the end.

And look -- I'm not saying companies should say "To hell with those kids." But like I said, I have personal experience with places using that stuff to determine schedules and probably even buyout decisions. It's just another excuse for newsrooms to evaluate people on something other than quality of work.


Yeah, I kind of clarified what I was talking about on that thread.

rknil said...

I saw your clarification. But I have no doubt there are still many people who think their life situation should somehow dictate work schedules. Wrong.

tracy ward said...

Not having to see bernie's horrible column is the best thing that's ever happened to denver news. They were a horrible waste of column inches. I think the fact the post didn't bring him over is proof enough.